Costa Rica: heated tobacco regulation, January 2024

Tobacco products are specifically regulated under the General Tobacco Control Law and the Regulations to the General Law on Tobacco Control and its Harmful Effects on Health from 2012, which are described as products “… prepared in whole or in part using tobacco leaves as raw material and intended to be smoked, sucked, chewed or used as snuff”.

Advertising and sales restrictions are essentially identical for all tobacco products – including heated tobacco products – as are packaging and labelling requirements.

The report covers the current regulatory framework in place for heated tobacco in Costa Rica, covering all policy areas from advertising and labelling to notification and taxation.

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Fernanda Tucunduva

Legal analyst
Fernanda holds a masters degree in Criminology from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. She graduated in Law from de Pontifícia Universidade Católica and specialised in Criminal Corporate Law in São Paulo, Brazil. She has worked as a criminal and compliance lawyer in several law firms and also as an intern in the public sector in Brazil.

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